John Baker has been a blog friend and fellow writer ever since I started blogging. This is John's review of William Trevor's After Rain. Excerpt:
"In the title story to this impressive collection, Harriet, ensconced in the Pensione Cesarina after a love affair is finished, is just thirty years old and lonely.
"Loneliness is a condition that many of Trevor's characters endure and he is a master at finding the right rhythms and tones to portray their inner lives. This is true of his novels, but probably more so of his many short stories."
Looks like a good read.